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(Den Of Geek)   18 new geek TV shows to get excited about   (denofgeek.com) divider line 101
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2013-05-23 10:16:34 AM  
The FOX shows will be shuffled around the schedule and canceled, the NBC shows are NBC shows, the CW shows will be seen by less people than the average car accident, and the Siffy shows will just suck because they come from Siffy.

So that leaves, what, two or three shows?
 
2013-05-23 10:25:05 AM  
I saw the Sleepy Hollow trailer a couple weeks ago when some Farker posted a redlit link to it. Honestly looks pretty interesting. I've always thought the Legend of Sleepy Hollow was a pretty cool story, and bringing Rip into present time is an interesting take.

I just hope they don't make everything about the time difference like:
"Where is my quill and parchment?"
"We use computers now."
"What kind of witchcraft is this?!"
 
2013-05-23 11:01:52 AM  
Everything I've seen about the Dracula series just looks awful, and I like Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an actor. I enjoyed him the Tudors. I'll probably try out SHIELD, Helix, and The Last Ship. I don't think I'm ready to try out another superhero group show (The Tomorrow People) after getting really into Alphas and getting burned.
 
2013-05-23 11:25:31 AM  
They're remaking The Tomorrow People again?
 
2013-05-23 11:25:42 AM  
A whole lot of meh there. Nothing as well written as Revolution, I am sure.
 
2013-05-23 11:27:45 AM  
Here's the honest, sad truth - history says only half of those shows will be worth watching, and only 3 - 5 of the 18 of them will survive past the first season.  The hope is that at least one of the survivors is one of the ones worth watching.
 
2013-05-23 11:28:08 AM  
No mention of Orlando Jordan's geek cred? Or does Time Machine and Evolution not count as geek movies.
 
2013-05-23 11:31:30 AM  
Every geek show I like on Fox get's cancelled. I'm skipping anything on that channel until it hits season 3.
 
2013-05-23 11:31:49 AM  
Helix looks interesting.  I'm surprised that its on Syfy given the names attached to it.

However, these mystery type shows all end up suffering from the same problem:

- You can't keep the mystery a secret forever or else the audience will get bored and leave
- You need a really good way to keep the story moving forward after the mystery is eventually revealed.
 
2013-05-23 11:32:04 AM  
Resurrection looks REALLY GOOD. The Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow seem interesting enough to give a solid chance.  While I wish Karl Urban success, that show looks like yet another crappy SyFy show that won't last 6 episodes on Fox.
 
2013-05-23 11:45:01 AM  

Wellon Dowd: A whole lot of meh there. Nothing as well written as Revolution, I am sure.


Up until episode 9 in the 1st half of the season where they had the hallucinations in the tunnel due to a lack of air I would have used the "Not sure if serious.jpg"

However the second half of season 1 has actually gotten quite good. It's now one of my favorite shows on TV, and one that my wife and I both enjoy. Quite the anomaly for sure.
 
2013-05-23 11:48:11 AM  
Josh Holloway looks weird without scruff and long hair.
 
2013-05-23 11:48:26 AM  
i think The Last Ship would have been great, had they kept with the plot from the book.
 
2013-05-23 11:54:28 AM  
A friend recently forced Once Upon A Time on me. It's better than I expected.
 
2013-05-23 11:54:31 AM  
a part-android human with emotional issues being paired with an emotionally open part-human android,


Android..., I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2013-05-23 11:57:10 AM  
1) Robocop
2) Grimm but it's American tale! USA! USA! USA!
3) Moriarty
4) Avengers
5) Anne RiceVampires
6) X-Men
7) Alice in Wonderland
8) Anne Rice Vampires
9) Actual original writing
10) Lifetime X-men
11) Teen Angst Crap
12) Really bad Robocop
13) Zombies
14) Old houses are scary
15) NCIS: End of the World
16) Alex Jones masturbation material
17) Twilight but with Aliens
18) Zombies that don't craze brains
 
2013-05-23 11:57:25 AM  
Some of those look good for sure...

Almost Human - Remake of "Mann and Machine"?
The 100 - Yes, they all look like models.  And how do you get enough biodiversity out of 100 people for global re-population?
The Last Ship - This looks cool.
Resurrection - Also looks good.
Blacklist - Intrigued


But how do you cite Joss Whedon and Adam Baldwin as *Geek* Credentials and never mention Firefly?  It's almost as if they don't want to be accused of cursing a show.
 
2013-05-23 11:57:51 AM  

Saiga410: a part-android human with emotional issues being paired with an emotionally open part-human android,

Android..., I do not think it means what you think it means.


Can a half-human android and a half-android human share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
 
2013-05-23 11:59:00 AM  

UberDave: It's almost as if they don't want to be accused of cursing a show.


Answered your own question. If you compare anything to Firefly you might as well not bother getting into it. As it will be canceled post haste.

The Last Ship has Michael Bay's name attached. As such, avoid at all costs. Don't give that man money, even if he's just a producer. It encourages him..
 
2013-05-23 12:01:59 PM  

Wellon Dowd: A whole lot of meh there. Nothing as well written as Firefly, I am sure.


FTFY
 
2013-05-23 12:05:42 PM  
GO TEAM......how does this line end? It has been so long.

/soon
 
2013-05-23 12:08:25 PM  
Sleepy Hollow looks pretty cool. Seems rather Grimm-esque. Dunno if that's a good thing as I pretty much lost interest in Grimm.
Might check out Wonderland, but the wife and I got kinda burnt out on OUaT and still have, like, 6 or 7 episodes sitting in our DVR.
Definitely have to give S.H.I.E.L.D. a shot.
At work so I still need to watch the rest of the trailers.

Did Revolution get better? I pretty much gave up on it after (I think) Season 1? They'd constructed the power amplifier thing and we saw a helicopter lifting off.
 
2013-05-23 12:08:32 PM  
Looks like almost everyone involved with Lost got new gigs.
 
2013-05-23 12:08:53 PM  
so 4 shows to get excited about 2 surprises  a half dozen that well get excited about but will get cancelled and a half dozen that wont make it past 6 episodes.
 
2013-05-23 12:09:49 PM  
Does the word "geek" even mean anything anymore?    Reminds me of "altnernative" music in the 90s', when the music festivals were official sponsored by Pepsi and Levi Jeans.
 
2013-05-23 12:10:08 PM  

maelstrom0370: Sleepy Hollow looks pretty cool. Seems rather Grimm-esque. Dunno if that's a good thing as I pretty much lost interest in Grimm.
Might check out Wonderland, but the wife and I got kinda burnt out on OUaT and still have, like, 6 or 7 episodes sitting in our DVR.
Definitely have to give S.H.I.E.L.D. a shot.
At work so I still need to watch the rest of the trailers.

Did Revolution get better? I pretty much gave up on it after (I think) Season 1? They'd constructed the power amplifier thing and we saw a helicopter lifting off.


No
 
2013-05-23 12:15:37 PM  

InmanRoshi: Does the word "geek" even mean anything anymore?    Reminds me of "altnernative" music in the 90s', when the music festivals were official sponsored by Pepsi and Levi Jeans.


"Geek" is meaningless at this point.

And the so-called geek culture needs to be eradicated.
 
2013-05-23 12:17:57 PM  
And most of these will be cancelled because they have low ratings because the people that might be interested wait for the end of the season so they can watch it off NetFlix or Hulu or Prime in one big TV binge.
 
2013-05-23 12:18:18 PM  
so two potentially good shows to get canceled on Fox and CW is ripping off at least one British show
 
2013-05-23 12:32:36 PM  
18 new geek TV shows to get excited about cancelled

FTFY
 
2013-05-23 12:33:42 PM  
The only thing that really excited me is Gillian Anderson being back on American television.
 
2013-05-23 12:37:48 PM  
They'll all be cancelled, while the Big Bang Theory goes on. Kind of like cartoons these days, Johnny Test has hundreds of episodes now. Hundreds.
 
2013-05-23 12:38:24 PM  

mcgreggers99: Wellon Dowd: A whole lot of meh there. Nothing as well written as Revolution, I am sure.

Up until episode 9 in the 1st half of the season where they had the hallucinations in the tunnel due to a lack of air I would have used the "Not sure if serious.jpg"

However the second half of season 1 has actually gotten quite good. It's now one of my favorite shows on TV, and one that my wife and I both enjoy. Quite the anomaly for sure.


Ya, it's getting really good. It's the ultimate 'my wife likes it too' show. Repeat: It has nanobots, power pendants, and war, and my wife likes it.
 
2013-05-23 12:44:30 PM  

meat0918: And most of these will be cancelled because they have low ratings because the people that might be interested wait for the end of the season so they can watch it off NetFlix or Hulu or Prime in one big TV binge.


This. So much this.

I really wish networks would give new shows (or at least shows that are low rated but critically acclaimed - I could care less about truly shiatty shows) time to build an audience before they scrap them because they aren't making any money.

They don't seem to realize that a lot of people (myself included) are reluctant to bother with a new show because of how farking cancel-happy the networks are these days. If a show gets good reviews and makes it at least a season, I will check it out and if I like it I'll watch it the next season when it's on tv and recommend it to others as well.

Most of the shows in the article look pretty meh to me, but the few I might have an interest in I'm not even going to bother with until it looks like they might stick around (especially anything on NBC or Fox because fark those guys so farking hard).

/I know, blah blah, they can't put money into failing shows, that's not how it works, etc...
//networks need to start living in the now and dealing with the changing landscape of how tv is consumed.
 
2013-05-23 12:47:21 PM  
Why does it bother me that Leland Orser is married to Roma Downey?
 
2013-05-23 12:54:21 PM  

Brittabot: I really wish networks would give new shows (or at least shows that are low rated but critically acclaimed - I could care less about truly shiatty shows) time to build an audience before they scrap them because they aren't making any money.


Fox really stuck by Fringe and some fans even think it went on too long. So it's not always true.
 
2013-05-23 12:55:00 PM  

Confabulat: Brittabot: I really wish networks would give new shows (or at least shows that are low rated but critically acclaimed - I could care less about truly shiatty shows) time to build an audience before they scrap them because they aren't making any money.

Fox really stuck by Fringe and some fans even think it went on too long. So it's not always true.


They also stuck by The Sarah Connor Chronicles waaaaayyyy longer than I figured they would.
 
2013-05-23 01:00:04 PM  
Yay, spinoffs!  First we have Once Upon a Time, then Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, after that comes Once Upon a Time in Oz, followed by Once Upon a Time: Miami, and finally Once Upon a Time in Space!
 
2013-05-23 01:00:46 PM  
Holy crap!  Is one of then about a Internet Sleuthing News Organization that can send articles into the past and change the future?!

" Feature | Caroline Preece | 24 May 2013 - 07:00 "
 
2013-05-23 01:02:51 PM  

maelstrom0370: Did Revolution get better?


Jesus, no.
 
2013-05-23 01:15:13 PM  

meat0918: And most of these will be cancelled because they have low ratings because the people that might be interested wait for the end of the season so they can watch it off NetFlix or Hulu or Prime in one big TV binge.


Well put. While there is money to be made from those sources, the primary revenue stream is still advertising by a wide margin, and advertisers want eyes now. Dancing With the Stars and Small Town Security and all the other crap reality shows that people biatch about provide exactly that.
 
2013-05-23 01:29:22 PM  
Never seen so many terrible shows all on one page.
 
2013-05-23 01:35:42 PM  

sinanju: The only thing  two thingsthat really excited me is Gillian Anderson being back on American television.


/FTFY
 
2013-05-23 01:36:30 PM  

Gnaglor: Never seen so many terrible shows all on one page.


You must have forgotten Farktv
 
2013-05-23 01:41:47 PM  
I've been burned so much that the only time I want to actually watch an intriguing new show is if it is on:

HBO
Showtime
AMC
BBC America

...maybe FX...

That's pretty much it. Sad how the networks turn everything into a case of the week procedural.
 
2013-05-23 01:46:32 PM  

InmanRoshi: Does the word "geek" even mean anything anymore?    Reminds me of "altnernative" music in the 90s', when the music festivals were official sponsored by Pepsi and Levi Jeans.


It means the person calling themself a "geek" lacks any real identity or independence and wants to be one of what they perceive to be the "cool kids".
Other than an idiot identifier, it means absolutely nothing.
 
2013-05-23 01:57:10 PM  
Hey, is this a thread where people wish networks would give shows a chance, but biatched so much about Zombieland tv series, they decided not to do it?
Cause I'm looking for that thread.
 
2013-05-23 01:59:26 PM  

One Thousand: Every geek show I like on Fox get's cancelled. I'm skipping anything on that channel until it hits season 3.


Did the same with SyFy.  Give Eureka and Warehouse 13 a try.  They're both fun and lasted more than 3 season.
 
2013-05-23 02:02:22 PM  
What's interesting about that list is that a few years ago there was an on going chant of, "Americans won't watch shows with people who don't have American accents." Meaning, all non-Americans actors will be forced to speak fake American accents if they wanted lead roles or Americans will remake any show with an accent to make it "more palatable for American ears." Lately, I am seeing more and more non-Americans taking lead roles in American shows and keeping their natural accents. Better yet, the fact that they are non-American isn't the selling point. It just happens the story takes place in non-American places or just the lead happens to be non-American just because. So much so, I'm surprised that Karl Urban isn't playing with his natural accent.

I wonder if House were beginning to air right now, would House still be an American or would Hugh Laurie have been able to use his natural accent for the role?
 
2013-05-23 02:02:36 PM  
1. I'll try it but it will most likely get canceled.
2. No thanks
3. I'll try it but will most likely give it up.
4. Same
5-8 No, just no
9 Looks promising
10 Need more info
11 Pass
12 CBS? I'll leave that one to my parents
13 Need more info
14 No
15 Need more info but Michael Bay?
16 Centres on an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the centre of an international crisis on his first day on the job *YAWN*
17 Alien Nation in High School
18 They come back from the dead. Are they zombies? No. What are they than? That's the MYSTERY!!!!!! *yawn*

And am I the only one getting tired of serialized shows?
 
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